International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Biblical Motifs and Allusions in the Short Stories by Ray Bradbury
Nataliya Panasenko, Mária Šestáková

The article touches upon a very interesting question: how the books of the Bible influence modern literature, namely short stories by Ray Bradbury. The authors describe nature, types and functions of Biblical allusions and connect them with five global text categories: 1. participants of the communication act, of events and situations; 2. events, processes, facts; 3. category of real and unreal literary time; 4. literary space and 5. estimation. All the examples, which reflect Biblical motifs and allusions, are accompanied by references to the books of the Bible. Data obtained are presented in the compressed form in the tables.

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